McNeilus Delivers Distinctive Metro-Pak Rear Loader Vehicles to Valparaiso, Chile
Amazing graphics celebrate local culture and career of legendary catoonist.
McNeilus has delivered three McNeilus® Metro-Pak Rear Loader refuse vehicles to Valparaiso, Chile. Each vehicle features full-body graphics that honor the works of Valparaiso’s own Lukas, an acclaimed cartoonist whose drawings have been said to capture the soul of the Chilean people.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Dec. 1, 2014) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has delivered three McNeilus® Metro-Pak® Rear Loader refuse vehicles to the municipality of Valparaiso, Chile. Each vehicle is emblazoned with full-body graphics that display the many works of Valparaiso’s own Lukas, an acclaimed cartoonist whose drawings are said to have captured the soul of the Chilean people.
Valparaiso is a new McNeilus customer. Geoprospec, a McNeilus dealer, will provide service to the city under the long-term service contract it has with Valparaiso. Before going on duty, the trucks were displayed in a central downtown square and recognized at a special ceremony attended by Valparaiso’s Mayor, Jorge Castro.
“McNeilus is proud to be granted the distinction of providing these three special vehicles with their stunning graphics that reflect the customs and cultural life in Valparaiso,” said Erick Montero, McNeilus director of international sales. “We are thrilled to have these vehicles serve the citizens of Chile’s cultural capital, while honoring one of its most-loved artists.”
Artist Renzo Pecchenino, known by his pen name, Lukas, has special ties to Valparaiso and became renowned as a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in Chilean newspapers and magazines.
The McNeilus Metro-Pak Rear Loader is available in 11-, 13-, 15-, and 19-cubic meter (14-, 17-, 20-, and 25-cubic yard) body configurations and a 2.3-cubic meter (2.5-cubic yard) tailgate capacity. Built with abrasion resistant (AR) steel throughout the body floor, sidewalls, and roof for added strength and durability, the Metro-Pak is easy to maintain, with features like quick-change polyethylene slide shoes.
McNeilus dealer Geoprospec offers a full line of McNeilus refuse vehicles, McNeilus ready-mixed concrete mixers, and CON-E-CO® batch plants. Geoprospec stocks a wide range of replacement parts and accessories and features a fleet of mobile support vehicles. Geoprospec also provides comprehensive body mounting and replacement services, including a new on-site paint booth.
Valparaiso, Chile (population 285,000) is a major seaport, the third largest metropolitan area, and headquarters for the Chilean National Congress. The city, also known as the “Jewel of the Pacific,” is a major educational center and home to four universities and several large vocational colleges.
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McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry- leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit your specific needs. Through its Next Generation Initiatives (NGEN) program, McNeilus designs, installs and services compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts to bring new life to your entire fleet. McNeilus is leading the way toward the next generation of vehicle solutions. For more information about McNeilus, visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com.
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